Music and Monumentality: Commemoration and Wonderment in Nineteenth Century Germany

Oup Usa (2009)
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Abstract

This critical study locates musical monumentality, a central property of the nineteenth-century German repertoire, at the intersections of aesthetics and memory. In examples including Beethoven, Liszt, Wagner and Bruckner, Rehding explores how monumentality contributes to an experiential music history and how it conveys the sublime to the listening public.

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